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10 Marvel Stories The MCU Ruined

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  • Posted on 23rd Sep, 2022 16:31 PM

While several movies adapt classic stories from the comics, sometimes the MCU ruins the very stories they're aiming to explore.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a massive juggernaut in the entertainment world, dethroning Star Wars and Harry Potter for pop culture supremacy. Over the course of twenty-three films and two TV series, the MCU has been thrilling fans, bringing Marvel's superheroes to a wider audience than they've ever known and smashing box office records. Legions of fans love the MCU, and for good reason.

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The MCU often casts the illusion of being comic accurate, but beyond the costumes, there are a lot of differences. Contrary to what its ardent fans think, the MCU makes mistakes. While the movies adapt many classic stories from the comics, it often ruins those stories in a variety of ways.

Updated on September 13th, 2022 by Casey Lawrence: This list has been updated to include relevant information and additional details regarding the comic source material.


10 Infinity Gauntlet

Adapted In Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Captain America: Civil War uses the events of several MCU movies to begin the titular civil war between the heroes and is based on Civil War by Mark Millar, Steve McNiven, Dexter Vines, Chris Eliopoulos, and Morry Hollowell. While it has some similarities, the movie exists as an efficient action scene generator and that's it.

The movie misses all the subtext of the comics, makes Iron Man look justified because of his popularity, and shoehorns in Zemo as the villain, which misses the point of the original story. The comic was a look at the question of security versus freedom, and the movie feels like an excuse for a cool fight between the heroes.

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